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Weight!! So much weight… The struggle is real! I’ve gained a lot of weight the past few years. As embarrassing as this feels and is to me, it is the sorrowful truth. I didn’t gain it all over night but gradually over the past 7 years the numbers on the scale kept going up. It wasn’t that bad at the very beginning as everyone used to tell me I was “too skinny”, so I probably needed the first couple of kilos .. the rest just kept adding on.

tumblr_o12bovOjiD1ud4g86o1_250I see my girlfriends complaining about feeling “fat” and for putting on 2 kilos, which honestly(?) it  just makes me want to roll my eyes, but I don’t want to be rude as everyone is different. I mean, when I was almost half of what I am now, I still hated looking at my stomach.

I love food! Probably too much.. Which is why I’ve gained so much weight. I did not gain weight eating apples… I gained weight eating pizza, junk food, lots of take away and constantly dinning out while dating my now husband. Having a massive sweet tooth doesn’t help either. I am an absolute sucker when it comes to chocolate and I love my ice cream. They are by far my 2 biggest weaknesses when it comes to the food chain and also a reason for gaining weight.

Have I tried losing weight? Yes, I have. I’ve tried really hard, in return I gained more weight. How is that possible? Wrong diets I suppose? As soon as seeing small results I get a little carried away? I know I can do it I just haven’t fully committed to it.

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The other day I looked in the mirror and I told myself enough is enough. I feel so unfit and uncomfortable in my own skin. I know there is a lot of women empowerment for plus size women on social media at the moment, loving their body, being an inspiration to other bigger women and I honestly wish I was just as confident.. but for myself I’d only gain my confidence back after getting back in shape. I don’t want to give up and accept that this will be it.

I have finally started to feel a little less bloated these days. I’ve been on a good diet and I’ve lost 4 kilos. When I say diet… it is more of getting my portions right and having everything in the food pyramid. Honestly, it is not easy but I’m feeling quite good about it now. I am trying not to lose motivation, as long as there is not too many temptations …

Here is a before gaining weight and now photo..


I am excited to see a change in the next few months, hopefully before our Europe trip!!

What has been the biggest struggle you’ve had with your body?
Any fitness or dietary recommendations ?



  1. August 2, 2017 / 11:37 AM

    I think it might also be an age thing. My aunt used to be really skinny, and she could pack away a meal fit for a lumberjack without putting on an ounce. Then, in her forties she gained so much weight, she became obese. I’ve seen other acquaintances go through the exact same thing as well. On the other hand, I had a friend in high school who tried desperately to gain weight. Nothing helped, and she’d eat tons of junk food right before going to sleep just to gain weight. Four children later, she’s still the same.

    Have you seen the British show Fat Friends? They had a character on there who was normal weight but considered herself fat. Someone who knows the show better can give you more accurate info, I only caught that one episode. But I thought that was really well done for including her, since your feelings are valid. You may have very little or nothing to worry about, but your feelings are still valid.

    • August 2, 2017 / 11:51 AM

      yeh, valid point but I highly doubt it’s an age thing as I’m only in my early 20s 😂😂😂
      It’s just eating a lot of crap lol. Its not genetic either as no one in my family is overweight. As you said yourself though a lot of the time we do see ourselves as a lot bigger than what we actually are. I need to lose approx 10-15 kilos to get back to what I used to be and feel good so I would classify myself obese.

      I’ve never heard of the show. I will have a look 🙂 xxx

  2. August 2, 2017 / 12:28 PM

    Yeah, the assorted crap thing really has a way of doing you in. 😂 But looks like you’re on the right track now. Good luck to you, not that you’ll need it!

    • August 2, 2017 / 12:29 PM

      Hahahaha yep!! Thank you my love 🙂 <3 <3 xxxxx

  3. August 2, 2017 / 3:19 PM

    I’ve been feeling the same way too ever since I’ve been married. I use to run so I could eat more. Now not so much so I have to be extremely careful with what I eat. Some days it is to the point I need to not eat rice or sugar!

    • August 2, 2017 / 3:50 PM

      Some days are better than others. It’s hard to have a balance.. 🙁

  4. August 2, 2017 / 3:48 PM

    I’ve had the same struggle too. Everytime I’m on diet I usually double back to the junk food and pastries. So I guess a balance of both the food types is the key to not completely give in to the cravings…

    • August 2, 2017 / 3:52 PM

      Hahaha yep!! Always same problem… Why cant all the tasty food be calorie free ? lol xx

  5. August 2, 2017 / 8:37 PM

    It might be more for females. But I found your post useful and encouraging for me as I’m trying to lose some weight and I’m concentrating on organizing food (and portions) rather than avoid it… Thank you for sharing, Eirini.

    • August 2, 2017 / 9:34 PM

      Glad this was useful ☺️
      Hope you’re well :)))

  6. August 2, 2017 / 9:23 PM

    Good luck! As long as you’re happy and comfortable that’s the most important thing. Don’t rush into anything, take it slow and keep at it. Perseverance and consistency will pay off 🙂

    • August 2, 2017 / 9:34 PM

      Thank you lovely 😊. I’m certainly getting happier slowly 😘😘

    • August 3, 2017 / 9:38 PM


  7. August 3, 2017 / 10:10 AM

    Got to be honest with you, Eirini – you both look utterly gorgeous – before and after! Sorry to not support your weight loss efforts as much as you might have wanted. 🙂
    Kindness – Robert (here in sunny andEngland).

    • August 3, 2017 / 9:36 PM

      Awww thank you Robert ☺️☺️ far too kind ❤️😘

      • August 3, 2017 / 9:39 PM

        It was always a flaw with me – speaking the truth. 😉

        • August 3, 2017 / 11:04 PM


    • August 3, 2017 / 9:36 PM

      Ps. Freezing cold Melbourne haha

      • August 3, 2017 / 9:43 PM

        Yeah, that freaks me out to think that it’s freezing cold there in the middle of what should be summer! 🙂 You should, like – complain to the government or something. Or at least get them to change the order of the months. Or something.
        *skulks away muttering to himself about injustice and … (inaudible)*

        • August 3, 2017 / 11:03 PM

          Hahahahah.. that would make it even more complicated 😂😂 oh well at least some people have the option of endless summer 😋😋🤗

          • August 4, 2017 / 12:57 AM

            If I had the money to live in the UK for half the year and Australia for the other half, I’d be laughing, right? 😀

          • August 4, 2017 / 10:22 AM

            Hahaha! One can only dream 🙂

  8. Samantha
    August 3, 2017 / 2:06 PM

    You were and still are stunning!!! <3

    • August 3, 2017 / 9:36 PM

      Thank you lovely ☺️☺️❤️😘😘😘😘😘

  9. October 28, 2017 / 9:55 PM

    I understand exactly what you’re going through… It’s tough! I am trying too and it can be very frustrating. Keep going!

    • December 6, 2017 / 11:29 AM

      Thanks lovely 🙂

  10. Wendy
    November 3, 2017 / 7:44 AM

    I have gained weight slowly over the last four years. I’m trying to go the other direction, down, now!

    I’ve learned that it all starts with a decision to change. Good luck, I am rooting for you!

    • December 6, 2017 / 11:29 AM

      aww thanks hun 🙂

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